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5 Matching questions

  1. Cochlea
  2. Bottom-up processing
  3. Priming
  4. short-term memory
  5. sympathetic nervous system
  1. a The activation, often unconsciously, of certain associations, thus predisposing one's perception, memory or response.
  2. b A coiled, bony, fluid-filled tube in the inner ear through which sound waves trigger nerve impusles.
  3. c fight or flight
  4. d activated memory that holds a few items briefly, such as the seven digits of a phone number while dialing, before the information is stored or forgotten
  5. e Analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up to the brain's integration of sensory information

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. linked to memory
  2. The point at which the optic nerve leaves the eye creating a "blind' spot, because no receptor cells are located there.
  3. The dimension of color that is determined by the wavelength of light; what we know as the color names blues, green, and so forth.
  4. The theory that the retina contains 3 different color receptors - one most sensitive to red, one most sensitive to green, one to blue - which, when stimulated in combination, can produce the perception of any color.
  5. that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying below the crown of the head

5 True/False questions

  1. wernicke's areaA mental predisposition to perceive one thing and not another.


  2. Rodsbrain and spinal cord


  3. Absolute thresholdThe minimum difference between two stimuli reuired for detection 50% of the time. We experience the difference threshold as a just noticeable difference (JND)


  4. sensory cortexan area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements


  5. observationthe act of noticing or paying attention